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Few occasions call for all-out glamour, but the number one on our list is, without a doubt, a New Year's Eve wedding. As a guest, this is your red-carpet moment — an occasion to pull out all the stops. Sure, under normal circumstances, you wouldn't want to steal attention from the couple of honor. But on January 31, it's safe to assume the soon-to-be-wed selected the date for the increased merriment, making a dialed-up dress more than appropriate.
When deciding upon a New Year's Eve wedding guest dress, color, and style are big considerations. Dazzling numbers are indeed encouraged — think metallic hues, sequin-decked designs, and luxe fabrics with sheen. Jewel-tones, vibrant colors, playful prints, and muted shades work, too — you'll look party-perfect in a shimmering slate, gleaming indigo, or sparkling sandstone.
Ahead, keep scrolling to discover the best New Year's Eve wedding guest dresses. From cocktail hour to midnight, you'll be ready to usher in the new year and newlyweds in style.
ASOS DESIGN Shirred Midi Tea Dress
Equal parts trendy and festive, we love the voluminous sleeves and shirred design of this dress for a fashion-forward moment. Even better is the affordable, under-$70 price tag.
Jonathan Simkhai Fluid Satin Front Slit Dress
Just because it's New Year's Eve doesn't mean you have to wear sequins to feel festive. Case in point: this beautiful blue dress with a subtle sheen and lace detailing guaranteed to "wow."
ASOS EDITION Curve Sequin Kimono Midi Pencil Dress
This sparkling kimono dress strikes a chord, though the clean lines ensure total elegance. Accent yours with heels and jewelry in polished silver for added shine.
Marchesa Notte One-Shoulder Metallic Lamé Gown
Metallic fabrics are spot-on for New Year's Eve, and more distinctive is a dress in an unexpected hue like pink lamé. The one-shoulder neckline will beautifully enhance your neckline with a side split on the skirt for added allure.